Businessman (1818-1881) who co-founded the famous express firm Wells, Fargo & Co., served as president of American Express, and later directed the New York Central and Northern Pacific Railways. Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 11.25 x 7.5, February 3, 1873. Stock certificate for ten shares in the American Express Company issued to Catherine Putnam, signed in ink by Fargo as president, Alex Holland as treasurer, and J. N. Knapp as secretary. Beautifully matted and framed with a portrait and biographical plaque to an overall size of 31 x 23. In fine condition.